Cornish Rex - CRX
This is a preliminary standard.
Final version is to be approved by the Standard Commission, and will soon be published.
Cornish Rex is an elegant slender cat with a velvety wavy coat. It is the first ever rex mutation discovered in cats
Top of head
Comparatively small and egg-shaped both frontally and in profile. Longer than wide, but not extremely long. Rounded between the ears.
Muzzle and chin
The high cheekbones and smooth flowing contours contribute to the egg shape. The muzzle tapers slightly to a round end. The prominent chin forms a vertical line with the tip of the nose.
Continuous convex curve in profile, starting from a pronounced back of head. Continuous convex curve in profile, starting from a pronounced back of head. A very slight change of direction at the nose is allowed if it doesn't break the egg shape.
Large and oval, one eye width between them. All eye colours are permitted. The eye colour shall be even; a harmonious combination with the skin colour is desired.
The ears are very large and deep with a broad base and slightly rounded tips. They are high set.
Size and boning
The body is slender and lithe, optically of an almost square format due to the naturally arched back and long legs.
The rib cage is deep but not broad. The underline curves slightly upwards.
Legs and paws
The legs are long and slender; the paws are dainty and oval.
Very long, thin at the base and ends in a point.
Wavy, very soft, silky and elastic due to the lack of guard hairs. The waves are tight and uniform. Whiskers and eye brows are crinkled.
All colours and patterns are recognized. Any amount of white is permitted.
See general part.
Special breed faults
Angular, flat head.
Absence of waves in kittens during development period is to be tolerated.